army

A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on army

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I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Blake Clark on adulthood and army

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

Blake Clark

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A Quote by Bill Richardson on army and time

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Well, does he still have his fingernails? Making inquiries while negotiating the release of a US Army pilot from North Korea, in Time.

Bill Richardson

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on army

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George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: A toast at a dinner in Versailles

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on army, crime, fraud, government, laws, police, purpose, rules, and violence

The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. . . . The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on army, congress, and military

REAR, n. In American military matters, that exposed part of the army that is nearest to Congress.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on army, thought, and words

PLEONASM, n. An army of words escorting a corporal of thought.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on army, emotion, and enemies

OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on army, body, circumstances, citizenship, discipline, government, inferiority, people, and time

. . . if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens little if at all inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: The Federalist No. 29, 1788

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on army, books, life, presidency, and soldiers

I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.-Allen Thorndike Rice, Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, chapter 22, p. 393 (1886). This supposedly had been part of Lincoln's response to a young volunteer soldier who had come to Lincoln's office asking his help with a grievance. The story has been repeated in numerous books on Lincoln: Alexander K. McClure, "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, p. 162 (1904); Ida M. Tarbell, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 153 (1917); and Caroline T. Harnsberger, The Lincoln Treasury, p. 14 (1950).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.

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